Day Zero Project: update 07

Be the flame, not the moth. ~ Giacomo Casanova

The Day Zero Project.

101 tasks in 1001 days.

Update 07

Starts: June 19, 2013

Ends: March 16, 2016

Tasks achieved so far: 22/101


01. Graduate College
02. Get a job (or a traineeship)
03. Learn to change a tire
04. Learn the alphabet in sign language
05. Get a frickin driver's licence


06. Buy a plant and try to keep it alive until the Day Zero Project is over
07. Get my own apartment
08. Plant a windowsill herb garden
09. Redecorate and/or renovate my room
10. Start a compost bin
11. Get a (white metal) bed
12. Paint one wall or door an outrageous colour
13. Plant tomatoes and or other fruit and vegetables

Health & Happiness

14. Donate blood (or hair) for a good cause (I'm anaemic)
15. Learn the basic Yoga positions []
16. Quit coffee and sell my coffee machine [♥] 
17. Make raw vegan ice cream [♥]
18. Quit facebook/the internet/my laptop for a week [♥]
19. Make a list of 101 quotes that inspire me
20. Make a list of 25 things I like about myself []
21. Go barefoot for a whole day []
22. Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years
23. Write all my bad memories on paper, burn this paper afterwards
24. Think of the top 5 people who have positively influenced me and write each of them a letter [0/5]
25. Make a list of 101 things that make me happy [♥]
[this was such a fun list to make! i can only encourage you to do the same - it will make you so, so happy and thankful for everything :) (apparently, being fed slimy oatmeal gruel is one of those things) you can see my daddy there feed me some o' this oh-so-yummy porridge when i was a child, haha! yep, this excited little toddler is me :'D]

Family & Friends

26. Make a marzipan birthday cake for someone dear to me
27. Surprise my mum with flowers []
28. Send Christmas cards to friends and family []
29. Cook a nice dinner for my parents []
30. Have a family picnic in the woods
31. Visit my childhood home
32. Contact my estranged granddad before he dies []


33. Start a blog []
34. Decorate a mug or bowl with a sharpie
35. Draw a self-portrait
36. Buy a disposable camera and take 1 picture every day for a month []
37. Start a sketchbook and fill it with drawings and quotes and own scribblings
38. Write my first screenplay
39. Illustrate a story I've written
40. Write and illustrate a graphic novel
41. Read 1 book every week (a.k.a 52 books in a year) [34/143]
42. Participate in NaNoWriMo []
43. Make British scones and clotted cream 
44. Design an outfit
45. DIY an outfit (t-shirt print?)
46. Make cookie monster cupcakes
47. Write a song (and sing it to somebody)
48. Write a poem
49. Make a handmade greeting card
50. Cook 5 meals from 5 different cultures [4/5]
51. Sew my own piece of clothing (dress/top/jacket)
52. Make a comic strip
53. Draw a nice little background sketch for my blog wallpaper
54. DIY an Advent calender and give it to someone as a present
55. Construct a detailed zombie apocalypse plan
56. Make my own earrings []
57. Make my own handbag (or notebook bag)  
58. Write/Finish a novel


59. Go to a festival
60. Have a bonfire at the beach
61. Go strawberry picking [♥]
62. Read the Lord of the Rings (1087 pages) []
63. Read all of the Akira graphic novels (2146 pages)
64. Go swimming in the sea at night / go skinny dipping
65. Build a proper sandcastle
66. Build a decent snow(wo)man
67. Sleep under the stars
68. Make a chalk mural in the driveway
68. Dance in the rain
69. Get a tattoo
70. Do a vintage tea party
71. Bake and build a gingerbread house []
72. Watch the sunrise and sunset in the same day
73. Leave an inspirational note inside a book for whoever will find it []
74. Host a mystery dinner party
75. Plant a tree on Earth Day
76. Tie a note (or a secret) to a balloon and let it go
77. Spend 24 hours in a 24-hour café
78. Carve a pumpkin (and make pumpkin soup pumpkin spice latte!) []
79. Make berry jam [♥]

[i admit, this isn't the most fabulous jam on earth :'D it was supposed to look like the picture on the right, but as you can see: it don't. girl, it definitely don't. oh damnit. well, next time, right? by the way, this jam consists of blended berries and chia seeds. as soon as i groove it, i'll give you an update on that!]

80. Learn how to juggle (with three balls)
81. Open a cookbook to a random page and make whatever is on it
82. Wear a free-hugs sign or shirt for a day
83. Organize a clothing swap party
84. Bake a big-ass rainbow cake
85. Make fortune cookies
86. Take a photo of the same place every month for a year and turn that into a calendar [0/12]
87. Make macarons
88. Send a book or story to a publisher
89. Learn to write my name in Japanese
90. Dress up as Alice in Wonderland
91. Finally watch Schindler's List
92. Learn three new hairstyles (braids, updo...) [0/3]
93. Geez, watch Pulp Fiction already! []
94. Wear blood red lipstick (and feel like a lady)


95. Get a tripod
96. Get a vacuum cleaner (Dyson)
97. Get a slim wallet
98. Visit Japan
99. Re-visit Thailand
100. Put 1 buck into a piggy bank every week until the end of Day Zero Project. With that money do something decadent. [32/143]
101. Get rid of 101 things!


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